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Entities Discovery

Updated: May 14, 2015

Discovers messaging entities.

You can construct the Entities Discovery request as follows.


Method Request URI HTTP Version




The following table describes required and optional request headers.


Request Header Description


Specifies a WRAPv0.9.7.2 token containing a SimpleWebToken acquired from ACS. Set to WRAP access_token=”{swt}”.

The response includes an HTTP status code and a set of response headers.


Code Description




Unauthorized. The request is not authorized.

In order for the HTTP GET request be interpreted as a “Discovery” operation, the name addressed by the URL must not be occupied. If the name is taken, the HTTP GET request is interpreted as a “Get” operation.

For information about status codes, see Status and Error Codes.

The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.


Response Header Description


Content-Type: application/atom+xml; type=entry

Upon success, an Atom feed listing immediate children of current node is returned. For example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<feed xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom'>
    <link rel='self'>https://{serviceNamespace}.servicebus.Windows.net/{path}</link>
    <content type='application/xml'>

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